Our Lady of the Angels Province’s Minister Provincial, Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv. traveled to Pittsboro to visit with our eight friars living in and serving from the Our Lady of Guadalupe Friary. While there, he was able to concelebrate Masses at St. Julia Catholic Community (Siler City, NC), on Sunday, November 6, 2022, with Fr. Julio Martinez, OFM Conv. (at right above – Pastor of St. Julia Parish and Guardian of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Friary), and Fr. Luis Palacios Rodríguez, OFM Conv. (at left above – Parochial Vicar of St. Julia Parish). [More Photos] [Even More Photos]
The second pastoral ministry served by this friary is the Newman Catholic Student Center Parish, at UNC at Chapel Hill, under the pastoral leadership of Fr. Timothy Kulbicki, OFM Conv., who serves as Pastor & Campus Minister there. Our Lady of Guadalupe Friary is also home to our Province Treasurer, Br. Raymond Sobocinski, OFM Conv. and four more of our senior friars in residence.
The next day, Friar Michael traveled to Burlington, NC to visit with the four friars living in and serving from our Blessed Sacrament Friary. Three friars of this friary serve in pastoral ministry at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community, in Burlington, NC: Fr. Vincent Rubino, OFM Conv. (Pastor), Fr. Piotr Tymko, OFM Conv. (Parochial Vicar) and Fr. Timothy Lyons, OFM Conv. The fourth friar, Fr. Peter Tremblay, OFM Conv., serves as Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life and Catholic Campus Minister, at Elon University.